The non-conference schedule is out for the Penn State men’s hockey team and the full slate is out for the women’s squad.
The men’s team is slated to open its season Friday, Oct. 7 against Canisius at Pegula Ice Arena, the first of a two game series that will conclude Oct. 8.
Penn State is then scheduled to play a home-and-home series with Mercyhurst, starting Oct. 13 in Happy Valley and concluding the next night at the Mercyhurst Ice Center, a venue where Penn State has never played.
Next on Penn State’s schedule will be St. Thomas, which Penn State will host in a two-game set Oct. 20-21.
Penn State has games scheduled for both the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, hosting the University of Alaska Nov. 22-23. That series was supposed to happen in the 2020-21 season, but didn’t take place due to COVID-19.
The non-conference portion of Penn State’s schedule ends New Year’s Eve against the Rochester Institute of Technology at Pegula. Penn State also plays RIT the night before on the road.
The women’s team starts its season Friday, Sept. 22 in a conference matchup against Wisconsin. The two squads are scheduled to meet again Sept. 23.
Penn State is then slated to play Minnesota Duluth Sept. 30 and at St. Lawrence Oct. 1. Colegate then comes to Pegula Oct. 7 and then again Oct. 8.
After that, Penn State is on the road at Boston College Oct. 14-15 before returning to Pegula for a two-game series against Franklin Pierce Oct. 23-24 and then going back on the road for a two-game set against Lindenwood Oct. 28-29.
Penn State begins the November portion of its schedule Nov. 4, hosting Mercyhurst for a two-game series that concludes Nov. 5.
Penn State then takes on a pair of Ivy League schools, hosting Brown Nov. 13-14 and playing at Yale Nov. 18-19. After that, the team will be Vegas bound, going to “Sin City,” for the Las Vegas Showcase Tournament. Penn State will take on Big Ten foe Minnesota Nov. 25 and then then either Yale or Boston University Nov. 26.
The team starts December with a two-game series against Syracuse Dec. 3-4. After that, Penn State doesn’t play for nearly a month, returning to action Dec. 30 to take on Long Island in a two-game set that concludes New Year’s Eve. Penn State then has another three weeks of rest before it hosts RIT Jan. 13-14, then goes back on the road for a Jan. 22-23 series against Mercyhurst. Penn State then has a two gamer against Lindenwood Jan. 27-28, and ends its regular season in February with two games at Syracuse (Feb. 3-4) and two more at RIT (Feb. 17-18.)